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Private studio on houseboat de Ziel

A historic ship experience with the necessities you may expect from a modern studio!

Excellent! 5/5 (7 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Historic ship experience with portholes
  2. City center
  3. Quiet area
  1. Outside sitting area on starboard of the ship
  2. Own bathroom
  3. Own entrance

Houseboat summary

Our ship called 'de Ziel', signifies SOUL, is a former freight ship transformed into a comfortable houseboat. It is docked on the verge of the Jordaan. Close to lots of paramount landmarks, yet very quiet at night. We warmly welcome aboard guests who want to enjoy the ultimate Amsterdam houseboat experience. Your own space on the starboard of our houseboat has all necessities you need for a great stay in Amsterdam.

Houseboat description

The private studio gives you a historic ship experience with the necessities you may expect from a modern studio. It has a warm wooden floor and a comfortable heating system that is hidden in the walls. So no need to get cold feet when staying on our boat all year round. A good night rest is assured thanks to the queen-size bed. You will relax while enjoying the rain shower in the fully equipped separate bathroom. Underneath the bed you can store luggage. Good coffee and tea is available and cold drinks are waiting for you in the fridge. Do you see yourself already enjoying a cold beer or wine at the deck during sunset?

You have your own private studio with your own entrance on the starboard of our ship. It is a space with a lot of privacy. You do not share any spaces with us.

We like to give our quests a warm personal welcome. And during your stay you can always contact us for questions and advice.

Our houseboat has a no smoking and no drugs policy. You are free to enjoy the liberties of our city, but not on our boat.

Neigbourhood

The location is perfect if you want to be in the heart of Amsterdam, yet away from tourist masses that keep you awake at night. You will enjoy peaceful nights at our boat as no cars are passing by. You will only see some pedestrians, mostly people living in the neighbourhood.

Discover lots of great restaurants, bars and daily fresh markets near our houseboat. Various super markets are found in less than a few minutes walking.

Highlights are within a few tram or bus stops, or 10 - 15 minutes walking: the Jordaan Area with the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, the famous 9-streets with boutique shops. Go eastward and you will hit the wonderful Vondelpark, Museum Square and the Leidse Square.

There are various tram and bus stops within minutes walking, taking you to every corner of the city easily. The tram stops 5, 12, 13 en 17, bus stops 18 en airport-shuttle.

Best to park your car at the outskirts of the city. We recommend these parking places: P&R Bos en Lommer or P&R Olympisch Stadion. Make sure that you choose in the parking places a spot for P&R and not the regular places as they are far more expensive. From there you can easily take a tram or bus to the boat. You can rent bikes nearby our houseboat as well. That's what we, Dutch people, love doing most, from A to B by bike.

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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

$293

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 12:00.

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1

Bathrooms

Number of bathrooms: 1

Holiday type

Nightlife
Historic / sightseeing

Town / city
Romantic

Amenities

Linen provided
Towels provided

Iron
Hair dryer

Entertainment

WiFi / internet

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

You can sit outdoor on the starboard of the ship watching the ships go by.

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Electric fans

Location

City views

Close to the shops

General information

Shower

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Tennis
Cycling / mountain biking

Location

Distances

Airport

9.5 km

Bar

0.1 km

Beach

20 km

Ferry port

3 km

Golf course

9 km

Motorway

2.5 km

Night club

1 km

Restaurant

0.1 km

Super market

0.2 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

There are various tram and bus stops within minutes walking, taking you to every corner of the city easily. The tram stops 5, 12, 13 en 17, bus stops 18 en airport-shuttle.

Best to park your car at the outskirts of the city. We recommend these parking places: P&R Bos en Lommer or P&R Olympisch Stadion. From there you can easily take a tram or bus to the boat.

BE AWARE: At the parking lots there are areas for 'regular' parking and P&R. There is a huge difference in price, so make sure you are parked on the P&R level. Double check this! Plus make sure you hold on to your used tram/bus tickets from the parking lot to us, you have to show these on return for the P&R parking.

You can rent bikes nearby our houseboat as well. The best way to experience Amsterdam.

About the area

The location of our boat is perfect if you want to be in the heart of Amsterdam, yet away from tourist masses that keep you awake at night. You will enjoy peaceful nights at our boat as no cars are passing by. You will only see some pedestrians, mostly people living in the neighbourhood.


You can discover lots of great restaurants, bars and daily fresh markets near to our houseboat. Various supermarkets are found in less than a few minutes walking. Highlights are found on walking distance, or a few tram or bus stops away, among others: the Jordaan Area with the Anne Frank House and Westerkerk, the famous 9-streets with boutique shops. Go eastward and you will hit the wonderful Vondelpark, Museum Square and the Leidse Square.

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Houseboat owner

Marieke

Being welcomed by locals and staying at their places made my stays in other countries extra special.

Unique experiences is what I also like to give guests at our houseboat.

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

7 Reviews - Private studio on houseboat de Ziel

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Ella L - the Netherlands

    31 Aug

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    Had a great weekend with hospitable landlords in a beautiful location in Amsterdam. We will definitely come back!

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  2. Petra H - Austria

    24 Aug

    Small and fine - a haven of peace in the lively city

    We were welcomed very nicely by Marieke and her family and enjoyed it. We spent one night on the boat. Our room at the bow of the ship was small, but everything you need was there. You can see that the boat has been renovated with a lot of passion. Lots of nice details. We slept excellent and would come back anytime. The location is very quiet and in a few minutes you are in the middle of the action in the city.

  3. Jyman C - the Netherlands

    17 Sep

    Cozy and great location!

    Me and my friend stayed over for one night. The cabin itself was very cozy, the bed was comfy and sitting on the top deck with sunny weather was the best! Just relaxing on the boat and watching other boats coming through next to us. We absolutely recommend this to others. At last, the owners were lovely and very welcoming. They were very helpful with tips for lunch/dinner plans. We've had a lovely stay overall! Thanks for everything! We loved it!

  4. Jessy K - the Netherlands

    15 Feb

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    My boyfriend and I had a wonderful night away in our own country. The studio has everything you need and has a very nice atmosphere. We slept wonderfully and were well received by Peter and Mariek. Highly recommended!

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  5. Nicolas N - Germany

    13 Sep

    Atmospheric favorite!

    That says it all - I almost never sleep like a baby on vacation but this time I did... The studio is pure comfort and the lovely hosts will comfort you too. Many, many thanks for your hospitality!

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